An ambitious programme to open up Glasgow like never before

In 2013, Glasgow beat a host of other UK cities to win funding worth £24m from the Technology Strategy Board (now known as Innovate UK) to explore innovative ways to use technology and data to make life in the city safer, smarter and more sustainable.

From our state-of-the-art city operations centre to the creation of an innovative city data hub, Glasgow is putting people at the heart of its future. Over the last 18 months, Glasgow has been developing a series of initiatives to showcase the exciting potential offered by smart city technology.

What is a Future City?

Cities and their citizens generate a huge amount of data which can be used in smart ways to achieve great things. Stepping boldly into the future, Glasgow joins a network of Future Cities around the world unlocking the potential of open data.

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People Make Glasgow

A city is nothing without its people and People Make Glasgow. So where better to explore how we can fuse Open Data and technology to make a real difference to the lives of citizens.

We have been exploring how we can use technology to make our streets safer, making it easier for people get active and improve their health and understanding how we can better use, save and generate energy.

Glasgow has unlocked hundreds of data sources and opened up access to allow smart people to do smart things. We have been involving and empowering communities, bringing people together to explore their vision for our city and inspiring future generations to make a difference.

A Day in the Life of a Future City

Bright futures are born of bold visions, so we’ve been imagining how things might be.

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